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How serious is the H1N1 virus? Expert explains swine flu tests and what to do if someone is sick
Posted 19 Jul, 2019 | Source: www.timesnownews.com

As swine flu cases continue to rise across cities, a doctor tells us how serious the H1N1 flu virus can be, what is being done to diagnose the disease and what people can do to prevent getting the infection.

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The viral factor
Posted 08 May, 2019 | Source: Theweek

Though the definition of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) has changed multiple times over the last decade, in a majority of cases, the symptoms should be present for at least six months and its intensity should vary from moderate to severe for half the time

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World Tuberculosis Day: Better access to prevention and treatment is need of the hour
Posted 26 Mar, 2019 | Source: www.thenewsminute.com

TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious killer, accounting for nearly 1.5 million deaths each year.

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World TB Day: Need to build effective preventive and treatment methods Authored by – Dr. Swati Rajagopal, Consultant, Infectious Diseases, Aster CMI Hospital
Posted 26 Mar, 2019 | Source: www.apnnews.com

March 24 every year is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day and is geared towards building public awareness on tuberculosis, a condition that leads to the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year mostly in developing countries.

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Beat the Stigma and Discrimination
Posted 13 Mar, 2019 | Source: Healthvision

"Know your status" was the theme of the 30th anniversary of the World Aid's Day that was celebrated recently.

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Despite 'elimination' in 2005, India's fight against leprosy far from over
Posted 31 Jan, 2019 | Source: Theweek

In 2005, India officially declared to have 'eliminated' leprosy. The country, however, is far from achieving a leprosy-free status. With leprosy re-emerging in India, an alarming 1,35, 485 new cases of the disease were reported in 2017.

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Leprosy-free India still a distant dream, cases persist in Karnataka
Posted 31 Jan, 2019 | Source: Express News Service

However, the cases where there is an abnormal presentation of the diseases are increasing and this is also posing a challenge to the doctors.

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World Leprosy Day: A multipronged approach towards early detection and rehabilitation of patients can reduce India’s burden
Posted 31 Jan, 2019 | Source: 5dariyanews.com

According to the recent data recorded by World Health Organisation (WHO), India still accounts for 60% of global burden of leprosy.

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World Leprosy Day 2019: Expert Says Why It’s Dangerous To ‘Cure’ Leprosy With Alternative Medicine
Posted 31 Jan, 2019 | Source: www.latestly.com

The global burden of Leprosy or the Hansen's disease isn't going down. With about four million patients of leprosy worldwide and about 750,000 new cases being detected every year.

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H1NI took 72 lives this year
Posted 07 Jan, 2019 | Source: Bangalore Mirror Bureau

The dreaded H1N1 viral influenza killed at least 72 people in Karnataka in 2018, marking a rise in the number of cases. On Saturday, IPS officer Madhukar Shetty died after being diagnosed with H1N1. As per the state department of health and family welfare statistics, as on December 27, as many as 1,600 patients tested positive for the influenza.